Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Children's Book About Dealing With Loss - Maybe Tomorrow? By Charlotte Agell

 A heartwarming story about loss, healing, and how to be a friend.

"[Offers] hope that the world can be beautiful place...an excellent purchase." --School Library Journal

Elba has a big block. She's been dragging it around for a long time.

Norris dances everywhere he goes, even uphill. He is always surrounded by a happy cloud of butterflies.

Can Norris and his butterflies help ease Elba's sadness and convince her to join them on a trip to the ocean?

This tender exploration of loss illuminates how kindness, empathy, and friendship can lift our spirits and see us through many tomorrows. It will resonate with anyone who has experienced hardship or grief, from the death of a loved one or a pet, to a friend moving away, or the transition to a new home or family situation.

The 411: 

I haven't had a children's book make me tear up since I Love You Forever. Maybe Tomorrow? Is beautifully written and illustrated. 

Elba the pink hippo has been dragging around a big black box that weighs her down, makes her tired and brings her all over sorrow. 

Norris the dancing Alligator has a swarm of butterflies following them around. 

Elba obviously needs a friendly person who understands that she needs to talk but is quiet and patient enough to make her open up without prying. She eventually, walks and starts talking about her grief and sadness which allows her to unload some of her issues making them smaller and lighter. Before she knows it, that big, huge block is a small enough to manage.

I love everything about this book from the message to the soft illustrations. While I didn't read it to my class yet, I plan to. My reason for not reading it was that the message was so big, I wanted to be able to talk more about it before I jumped into the book. 

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Thank you for this lovely review! I, too, am a teacher. Thanks for bringing Ana and my book into your classroom, Maria!


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